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In our news today, The Menuhin Competition 2016 reveals the four Senior Finalists, BBC Proms is to include music by David Bowie and Red Carpet Premiere of “Florence Foster Jenkins” takes places in London. Also, two of the biggest prizes in modern composition have been awarded and the festival “Ruhrtriennale” 2016 is dedicated to the refugee debate.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2016 reveals four Senior Finalists

The Menuhin Competition 2016 has revealed the four violinists selected to progress to the Senior Finals, taking place at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Saturday.

BBC

BBC Proms 2016: Strictly, Bowie and music in a car park

The BBC Proms, Britain’s annual celebration of classical music, is to include music by David Bowie and a Strictly Come Dancing theme night.

Classic FM

Red Carpet Premiere: Florence Foster Jenkins

It’s the classical music film of the year. ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ tells the story of the world’s worst ever opera singer. Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant joined the cast and other celebrities at the star-studded premiere.

Classicalite

Lincoln Center’s May Gala to Celebrate ‘Jazz and Broadway’ With Vanessa Williams

For jazz, some of its most beloved standards were born on New York City’s Great White Way. And with that, Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced that its forthcoming May gala will champion that idea with a celebration in the theme of “Jazz and Broadway” with Vanessa Williams.

International Arts Manager

Major composition prizes awarded

Kate Soper and Lewis Spratlan have received two of the biggest prizes in modern composition. Soper has won the Virgil Thomson Award in Vocal Music, which comes with a USD40,000 (€35,350) cash sum. Spratlan – along with librettist James Maraniss – was recognised with the Charles Ives Opera Prize and USD35,000 (Maraniss received USD15,000).

WQXR

13 Vinyl Classics to Hear on Record Store Day

This Saturday marks Record Store Day, and in observance of this annual holiday for vinyl lovers of all stripes, WQXR weekend host Paul Cavalconte will be spinning a selection of his favorite LPs, which include everything from from the Renaissance composer Praetorius to Copland’s Billy the Kid.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Philharmonia Baroque Plans Rameau Opera for 2017

Philharmonia Baroque recently announced its program for 2016-17, The climax of the season is a piece of music never performed before a modern audience.

WQXR

From Renaissance to Ragtime: How Jeremy Denk Crafted His Carnegie Program

Think of it as a mixtape, or an iPod playlist on shuffle, said pianist Jeremy Denk of the musical mélange he thoughtfully curated.

Classical Music Magazine

Three Choirs Festival recruiting for 2016 Youth Choir

The Three Choirs Festival is inviting singers aged 14–25 to apply for its 2016 TCF Youth Choir.

colodario.com

Pedro Halffter lleva a los tribunales a la Filarmónica de Gran Canaria

Según informa Canarias 7.es, Pedro Halffter ha llevado a los tribunales a la fundación que gestiona a la Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Cananaria, “porque considera que se vulneró su contrato al ser cesado como director artístico”.

nmz

Sinfonieorchester 21 – Das SWR Symphonieorchester stellt seine erste Spielzeit vor

Die Orchestermanager Johannes Bultmann, Felix Fischer und Reinhard Oechsler stellten heute die erste Spielzeit des SWR Symphonieorchesters vor, das am 22. September sein erstes Konzert in Stuttgart, dem Standort des Klangkörpers gibt.

BR KLASSIK

Ist Solidarität eine Utopie?

Die Ruhrtriennale widmet sich unter dem Motto “Seid umschlungen” in diesem Jahr verstärkt der Flüchtlingsdebatte. Das Festival, das vom 12. August bis 24. September 2016 in mehreren Ruhrgebietsstädten stattfindet, will damit auch den Kontrast zwischen euphorischen Willkommensszenen für Geflüchtete und die Übergriffe auf Frauen in der Kölner Silvesternacht aufzeigen.

Klassik heute

Zum 16. Mal: Festival der ARD-Preisträger

Seit 2001 veranstaltet der Internationale Musikwettbewerb der ARD Kammermusikfeste, zu denen Preisträger verschiedener Wettbewerbsjahrgänge eingeladen werden.

Twitter

#BBC Proms Director talks about highlights of  2016 http://bbc.in/23Hd4dv

#RedCarpet premiere of #FlorenceFosterJenkins with @HughGrant and @MerylStreep #filmoftheyear more infos: http://bit.ly/1Q97hUv

#Festival der Preisträger des #ARD #Musikwettbewerbs. Programminfos und Künstler hier: http://bit.ly/1SNK4sT

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant - stars of Florence Foster Jenkins - at the film's UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on 12 April 2016 in London. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Classic FM

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant – stars of Florence Foster Jenkins – at the film’s UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on 12 April 2016 in London. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Classic FM

(Written on April 14, 2016 )

WildKat PR is excited to introduce our newest client, Marina Baranova, a Ukrainian pianist and composer living in Germany.

“She sat down at the piano and played. With her right hand she held a melody, harmonically supported from the left. She was three and couldn’t read music” remembered Marinas Parents, both piano teachers.

Since her very first contact with a piano at the age of 3, Marina has won a long list of international prizes all over Europe. Her debut album Marina Baranova Plays Schumann was enthusiastically applauded by the press, who hailed her as an “excellent interpreter of Schumann”. She is also active as a composer – her last CD Firebird, recorded together with Murat Coşkun, contains only original compositions for oriental percussion and piano.

Marina is currently working on her next CD Hypersuites. The programme will be based on the graceful music of the Baroque period providing a foundation for the brilliant improvisations and deeply personal reinterpretations which Marina specialises in.

We are very much looking forward to supporting Marina in promoting this new album. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates as well as Marina Baranova’s website.

Marina Baranova

Marina Baranova, picture by Yoshi Toscani

(Written on July 31, 2015 )

Classical News

Telegraph

Newlywed Katherine Jenkins denies diva claims

Singer Katherine Jenkins has hit back at claims she was dropped by her music company for being a “diva”

Classic FM

Pascal Rogé slams ‘mafia’ jury at piano competition

The Rina Sala Gallo Association has called for Pascal Rogé to apologise after he quit the jury and accused Italian members of the panel at the Monza international piano competition of corruption.

International Arts Manager

Vienna Philharmonic wins Nilsson prize

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has won the 2014 Birgit Nilsson Prize.

Pizzicato

500 Amateur Musicians Played A Rameau Flash Mob In Dijon

Dijon is the town where composer Jean-Philippe Rameau was born 250 years ago. The city organized a flash mob last Saturday.

BBC News

Live classical ‘off-putting’ says Jonny Greenwood

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has said classical music concerts have had the excitement “squeezed out of them”.

Slipped Disc

Sunday school: Atlanta’s icy silence is broken by a supercool rap

The musicians and the lockout merchants are observing media silence while talks continue with a federal negotiator

Der Tagesspiegel

Müssen Karten für Oper und Theater so günstig sein?

Kulturstaatssekretär Tim Renner wundert sich über die Ticketpreise an subventionierten Bühnen. Das lässt er sich nun mal ganz genau erklären. Und schon gibt es Kritik.

Teure Halle – Das Konzerthaus ist wiedereröffnet

Das gibt es auch noch in Berlin: Eine Baustelle wurde rechtzeitig fertig. Mit einem festlichen Konzert unter Mitwirkung von Andrey Boreyko und Arcadi Volodos ist das Konzerthaus am Freitag wiedereröffnet worden.

das Orchester

Deutschsprachige Berufsverbände und Musikergewerkschaften besorgt über die Lage der Orchester in Europa

Die deutschsprachigen Berufsverbände und Musikergewerkschaften aus Österreich, der Schweiz und Deutschland (SMV, DOV, GdG-KMSfB und ver.di) beobachten mit großer Sorge die aktuell um sich greifende Zerstörung von Opernhäusern, -ensembles und Orchestern in Europa.

musik heute

Bamberger Symphoniker übernehmen Patenschaft für Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

Ausgehend vom Bamberger Chefdirigenten Jonathan Nott, der ab diesem Jahr auch Erster Dirigent der JDPh ist, sei eine organisatorische und inhaltliche Kooperation geplant, teilten die beiden Klangkörper am Freitag mit.

The New York Times

Rita Shane, a Met Soprano Known for Range and Intensity, Dies at 78

Rita Shane, a dramatic coloratura soprano admired for the range, flexibility and size of her voice, as well as the intensity she brought to her performances, died on Thursday at her home in Manhattan.

Twitter

The Violin Channel @violinchannel: http://www.theviolinchannel.com/rapping-student-guildhall-school-music-london/ … London’s Guildhall School Admits Rapper into Classical Music Programme @guildhallschool @londonsymphony

Gramophone @GramophoneMag: Happy Birthday Ralph #VaughanWilliams – ‘an adventurous, unmistakably English composer’ http://bit.ly/1vRfgh4 

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine: Nine things you might not know about Ralph Vaughan Williams:http://www.classical-music.com/article/nine-things-you-might-not-know-about-ralph-vaughan-williams …

Der Tagesspiegel  @tagesspiegel: #Oper & #Theater in #Berlin: Müssen Eintritts-Karten denn so günstig sein, fragt Kulturstaatssekretär Tim @rennersen http://ow.ly/CEvq

Konzerthaus on Gendarmenmarkt during the "Festival of Lights", Photo AFP via Tagesspiegel

Konzerthaus on Gendarmenmarkt during the “Festival of Lights”                  Photo: AFP via Tagesspiegel

(Written on October 13, 2014 )

Classcial News

Telegraph

A timeless odyssey through Beethoven

Andris Nelsons and the CBSO are about to unleash all nine of the composer’s symphonies on Birmingham – John Allison can’t wait

Independent

Play classical music in hospitals and railway stations to ‘calm public’, report says

Recommendation follows new figures that estimate around 400 public sector workers are assaulted each week

Exclusive: Exam reforms give ‘dead white Germans’ lead on the classical music syllabus

Students will now focus on German composers such as Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Schumann

Classical Source

Most comprehensive UK survey of musical instrument learning finds that while more children than ever are playing, many still have no access and children from lower social groups remain disadvantaged

On 15 September, ABRSM, the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, and its partners publish Making Music, the most comprehensive survey of the learning, progression and teaching of musical instruments ever undertaken in the UK.

Pizzicato

Met Guild Invites To ‘Brava Jessye’

On Friday, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 80th Annual Luncheon presents ‘Brava, Jessye!’ to salute the great soprano Jessye Norman.

The New York Times

Met Opera Cuts 22 Nonunion Jobs, Mainly Through Layoffs

The Metropolitan Opera, which promised to match the pay cuts that its major unions agreed to last month with equivalent cuts to its nonunion payroll, said on Friday afternoon that it was eliminating 22 of its 254 administrative positions, mostly through layoffs.

Le Figaro

Trop de salles de musique ne tue pas forcément les salles

Le mélomane actif, et au budget suffisant, a tous les soirs le choix entre quatre ou cinq manifestations musicales à Paris.

Le monde

Mort d’Antoine Duhamel, musicien de la Nouvelle Vague

Le composituer Antoine Duhamel est à Paris, le 10 septembre. Il avait 89 ans.

Die Welt

Der Woody Allen des Barock

Er erfand die Harmonielehre, er war Frankreichs Pendant zu Georg Friedrich Händel: Vor 250 Jahren starb der Komponist Jean-Philippe Rameau. Jetzt wird sein Werk endlich zaghaft wiederentdeckt.

Musik heute

Zwei erste Preise beim ARD-Musikwettbewerb

Beim 63. Internationalen Musikwettbewerb der ARD wurden zwei erste Preise vergeben.

Klavier.de

Musikfest-Preis Bremen für Ottavio Dantone und die Accademia Bizantina

Der Organist, Cembalist und Dirigent Ottavio Dantone erhält zusammen mit seinem Ensemble Accademia Bizantina den Preis des Musikfestes Bremen 2014.

Twitter:

Music Education UK: @MusicEdUK New ‘Making Music’ report published today – a must-read. Executive summary here: http://gb.abrsm.org/en/making-music/3-executive-summary/ … #makingmusicreport #musichubs

Royal Academy Music: @RoyalAcadMusic Congrats to @RhiannonLlew, winner yesterday of the MOCSA (Morriston Orpheus Choir) Young Welsh Singer of the Year Award.

London Philharmonic: @LPOrchestra We have a new education project! LPO Soundworks is a new cross-arts project for 14-19yr olds. Details here: http://www.lpo.org.uk/education/soundworks-next-project.html …b

Le Figaro

Le Figaro

(Written on September 15, 2014 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Berlin Philharmonic and LSO join forces for first world war centenary

Sir Simon Rattle conducts performance recorded for event at military cemetery near Mons to be attended by David Cameron.

 The Telegraph

Rameau: the greatest composer you’ve never heard of

Ivan Hewett on the great but neglected Baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau, who died 250 years ago.

The Telegraph

Clean Bandit: the cool sound of classical crossover

Clean Bandit are the Cambridge graduates bringing classical sounds to the charts with hits like Rather Be. Thomas H Green met them.

Die Welt

Das Barock-Theater ist der Opernstar

Schlafende Schönheit: Für eine Verfilmung von “Orfeo ed Euridice” mit Star-Countertenor Bejun Mehta wurde in Böhmisch Krumau eine einzigartige Barockbühne wiederbelebt. Eindrücke von den Dreharbeiten.

Concerti

In der Welt von… Tine Thing Helseth

In unserer Reihe „In der Welt von…“ begleiten wir, vernetzt durch Smartphone und Social Media, Künstler auf Reisen, zu spannenden Projekten und besonderen Ereignissen.

Il Messaggero

L’intervista con Nicola Piovani

“Ecco la mia nuova opera con Depardieu e Chiara Muti”

Twitter

Judy Grahame: ‏@MCSaatchiArts  Babies can enjoy #classical #music but it won’t make your kid a genius! http://ow.ly/zizoz

Keely Double: ‏@keelywrites  Some say listening to #classical can boost your #creativity, self-esteem and brain power! World’s 20 best orchestras http://www.gramophone.co.uk/editorial/the-world%E2%80%99s-greatest-orchestras …

The Classical Source: @ClassicalSource News: Seoul Philharmonic with Maestro Myung-Whun Chung makes its BBC Proms debut [27 August] – http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_news.php?id=2892 …

 

Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle

Photograph: Chris Christodoulou/BBC/PA

(Written on July 21, 2014 )

NME

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Q&A – Blending Classical Music With Rock

Jonny Greenwood is playing Wapping Hydraulic Power Station this Sunday (February 23) with London Contemporary Orchestra soloists and very excitingly he’ll be premiering new material. NME question him about his classical influences.

BBC Music Magazine

ENO’s Peter Grimes to be broadcast live in cinemas this Sunday

Andy Morahan on the art of bringing Britten to the big screen

LA Observed

KCRW buys classical music station in Santa Barbara

KCRW is acquiring KDB, a longtime Santa Barbara classical music station at 93.7 FM. KCRW gets a stronger signal along the Santa Barbara coast, using 88.7 FM, while classical music will continue at 93.7 in a partnership between KDB and KUSC.

Just Jared JR

Charlie White Plays Violin on ‘Today’ After Winning Gold at Sochi Olympics with Meryl Davis

Gold Medalist Charlie White breaks out his violin on The Today Show during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Tuesday morning (February 18) in Sochi, Russia.

SU Independent

Silent film meets classical music at OSU ‘Flickers’

The Orchestra of Southern Utah is celebrating vintage silent movies such as Charlie Chapin’s “The Tramp,” George Meles’ “A Trip to the Moon” and “Out West” by “Fatty” Arbuckle from 1918.

Die Welt

Was macht Karl Lagerfeld eigentlich in der Oper?

Vor 250 Jahren starb der Barockkomponist Jean-Philippe Rameau. Jetzt wird sein Werk wiederbelebt. Das Theater an der Wien verlegt seine Eitelkeitskomödie “Platée” in die Welt des Pariser Modezirkus.
Just Jared JR

Just Jared JR

(Written on February 20, 2014 )

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.

The Independent

Castor and Pollux, Coliseum, London

The operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau have always been revered in his native France, but in Britain he’s the Baroque composer everyone overlooks.

The New York Times

Delayed by Injury, Giovanni Still Arrives.

The Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien looked nimble on his feet, sang robustly and threw himself into the title role of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at the Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday night in the new production by the director Michael Grandage.

Jessica Duchen’s Blog

Jonas Kaufmann, packed in polystyrene

Magical: his ability to transform himself into the character he’s singing, no matter what’s going on around him.

The Times

RPO/Austin at Cadogan Hall

Peter Maxwell Davies’s attempts, 25 years ago, to write an opera about St Francis of Assisi were scuppered when Olivier Messiaen got there first. But the idea for an overture remained, and London heard it for the first time this week, played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Christopher Austin.

The Times

The Aurora Orchestra wants to terrify you!

The Aurora Orchestra is out to terrify its audiences, says its conductor. Scroll to end for eight other spooky arts events for Hallowe’en.

 

(Written on October 27, 2011 )